Mark Miller is a one of the great contributors of our day to the subject of leadership. His blog is one of the few that I survey regularly. (http://greatleadersserve.com). Rarely am I disappointed in what God has given Mark to share in his Great Leaders Serve platform. Today Mark mentioned the tension of leadership and he spoke of when we lose the balance between the skills of leadership and the character of leadership.
I begin thinking of all the fabulous leaders God has blessed me to interact with and work with over the years. Amazing people gifted in so many unique ways, but yet all called by God to a single purpose. Lay and clergy, female and male, younger and older. My mind progressed to the few that I admire most as I paused to reflect why that is, and then it hit me. In Biblical leadership, skill never trumps character.
As the faces and memories ran through my mind, I saw and remembered those whose character was forged by an intimate relationship with God and whose skills were enhanced greatly because of that character. God blesses us with skills to do great and mighty things, but character is the ingredient that separates the successful from the significant. Your Father loves you and in Christ has called to you to the significance of building God’s Kingdom here on earth. Enjoy the day and go with God! (Image from Ben Sternke blog, http://bensternke.com/2012/05/how-i-make-disciples-part-1/ )